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totalitarianism

Definitions

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  • noun A system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
  • noun the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

Etymologies

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From totalitarian +‎ -ism.

Examples

  • It's astounding, the way this government operates, wherein you can posit the term totalitarianism and actually cobble together a credible argument.

    "BANPC" via James Bow in Google Reader

  • Monday morning, before leaving for French, Heeger had been on her computer, exchanging instant messages with Berger, who had been up since six writing a paper for his Global Ethics class on what he called the totalitarianism of Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela.

    Into the Story

  • Monday morning, before leaving for French, Heeger had been on her computer, exchanging instant messages with Berger, who had been up since six writing a paper for his Global Ethics class on what he called the totalitarianism of Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela.

    Into the Story

  • Monday morning, before leaving for French, Heeger had been on her computer, exchanging instant messages with Berger, who had been up since six writing a paper for his Global Ethics class on what he called the totalitarianism of Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela.

    Into the Story

  • Monday morning, before leaving for French, Heeger had been on her computer, exchanging instant messages with Berger, who had been up since six writing a paper for his Global Ethics class on what he called the totalitarianism of Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela.

    Into the Story

  • It seems that the prelude to totalitarianism is revolutionary war, which is many things but rarely “easy.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Competing Explanations for the Oppressive Nature of Socialism

  • It seems that the prelude to totalitarianism is revolutionary war, which is many things but rarely “easy.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Competing Explanations for the Oppressive Nature of Socialism

  • It seems that the prelude to totalitarianism is revolutionary war, which is many things but rarely “easy.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Competing Explanations for the Oppressive Nature of Socialism

  • This return to totalitarianism is something that all college-level Cubans have seen once; older Cubans have seen multiple times.

    Javier Corrales: Cuba's Latest Reforms Won't Work

  • This return to totalitarianism is something that all college-level Cubans have seen once; older Cubans have seen multiple times.

    Javier Corrales: Cuba's Latest Reforms Won't Work

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